New section 31A
18.  The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 31, the following section:
Appeals to Minister
31A.
—(1)  Any —
(a)
approved purchaser who is aggrieved by any notice of the Controller under section 25B(1) requiring the approved purchaser to pay a financial penalty;
(b)
applicant under section 26 who is aggrieved —
(i)
by any decision of the Controller not to extend the period referred to in section 26(3A)(a) or (b)(ii); or
(ii)
by any notice of the Controller under section 26(3E)(a) or (b) forfeiting security or requiring the applicant to pay a financial penalty;
(c)
person referred to in section 26(3G) who is aggrieved by the opinion of the Controller in any notice under section 26(3G);
(d)
applicant under section 28 who is aggrieved —
(i)
by any decision of the Controller not to extend the period referred to in section 28(2)(a) or (b)(ii); or
(ii)
by any notice of the Controller under section 28(6)(a) or (b) forfeiting security or requiring the applicant to pay a financial penalty;
(e)
person referred to in section 28(8) who is aggrieved by the opinion of the Controller in any notice under section 28(8);
(f)
applicant under section 28A who is aggrieved —
(i)
by any decision of the Controller not to extend the period referred to in section 28A(3)(a) or (b)(ii); or
(ii)
by any notice of the Controller under section 28A(7)(a) or (b) forfeiting security or requiring the applicant to pay a financial penalty;
(g)
person referred to in section 28A(9) who is aggrieved by the opinion of the Controller in any notice under section 28A(9);
(h)
housing developer under section 31 who is aggrieved —
(i)
by any decision of the Controller not to extend the period referred to in section 31(3)(c)(i) or (ii); or
(ii)
by any notice of the Controller under section 31(6) or (7) forfeiting security or requiring the housing developer to pay a financial penalty; or
(i)
person referred to in section 31(9) who is aggrieved by the opinion of the Controller in any notice under section 31(9),
may, within 3 months from the date of the notice or the date of being notified of the decision, as the case may be, (or such longer period as the Minister may allow in exceptional circumstances, whether before or after the end of the 3 months), appeal to the Minister in the manner prescribed.
(2)  The Minister may determine an appeal under subsection (1) by confirming, varying or reversing the Controller’s decision or opinion in the notice or notification (which may include ordering the refund of any security forfeited or any financial penalty paid); and the decision of the Minister on any such appeal shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.”.